Compound word with two Greek roots: [Baros], meaning "weight" or "pressure", and [iatros] meaning "doctor, physician, healer, or medicine". The suffix [-ic] means "pertaining to". The term bariatric means "pertaining to weight-related medicine". 

Bariatric surgery is on the rise. In the USA, the Center for Disease Control has accumulated data on obesity since 1985, and has a dedicated area in their website on the topic. 


USA Obesity Trends 1985-2010

BMI Calculator for Adults


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